Firefighters Rescue Dog in Silver Spring (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED April 19 It took over seven hours but Montgomery County firefighters have successfully rescued a small dog from a a six-inch pipe  that was buried about 12′ below ground, according to a Montgomery County fire official.

Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the call for help came in from the Pomeranian’s owner around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night at University Boulevard and Williamsburg Drive, near the entrance of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.

During the technical rescue, Piringer reported that rescue crews fed the puppy and provided it with oxygen underground.

The dog, named Blue, was reunited with its owner around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning at a local fire station.


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